Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Changing Your Auto Glass – Things to Consider

There might have been quite a few times when you have scratched your windshield or your auto glass in various occasions. And it is indeed very important for you to realize that this isn’t something to take for granted.

Most of the times people tend to take for granted. The safety of yours and other fellow passenger’s is based on the windshield or the auto glass of your car or your vehicle.

There are a plenty of things you need to consider when you are opting for auto glass replacement in Vancouver.

Here are a few –

1.    First things first – you need to make sure whether your car glass needs a replacement or a repairing will do the magic. It is very important for you to know that if the chip in the car glass is really bad, then it might need a complete replacement. However, it is very important that you don’t ignore a chip. Studies show that within three years, 90 percent of chips will spread into a larger crack at any time, often when the driver is least expecting it - causing a dangerous distraction for the driver. Above all, a damaged car glass means lesser safety as it is at least 70% weaker than an undamaged car glass. So when you see the repairing probably won’t work anymore, then you should replace the glass ASAP.

2.    The right quality glass – The best urethane adhesives on the market cost more, but they are certified to meet crash test criteria and they offer faster Safe Drive-Away Times. You cannot cut corners on safety. Some installers are also using cheaper imported windshields that do not meet the quality standards of an Original Equipment Manufacturer windshield.

3.    The license of the contractor – Wherever you are letting your car getting fixed or whoever contractor you are hiring for the same, you must make sure that they are a licensed one. Only a licensed contractor will be able to provide you a bond and your insurance will cover it. If you hire someone who isn’t licensed, your insurance will not be able to cover up for you and you probably will be in huge loss. So do not forget to hire a licensed contractor.

4.    Ask the right question – Before you let anyone do the job for you; don’t forget to ask all the right and the relevant questions for you. it is very important for you to know what are they doing, how much you are paying and why. Ask the relevant questions.

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